Robert Douglas Wilson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 402994
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Signal Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 21.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 115 Rosebery Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Wilson, Union Hotel, Kirriemuir

  • Father:

    Robert Wilson, Union Hotel, Kirriemuir

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elspeth Brough Young Wilson, 115 Roseberry St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Elspeth, born 13.03.1915, Jane, born 29.03.1907,  Roberta, born 05.01.1909 & Billie (died 22.02.1917)

More about Robert Douglas Wilson

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Robert Douglas Wilson   402994   Royal Engineers

WILSONSapper Robert Douglas Wilson, No. 402994, R. E. Signals, reported wounded and missing since March 21st, Wife inquires―Robert Douglas Wilson, 115 Rosebery Street, Lochee, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 30th December 1916

DOUGLASIn memory of our dear son, Billie Wilson, who died suddenly at Dundee Royal Infirmary, on February 22nd, 1917, beloved son of Sapper Robert Douglas and Elspeth Wilson, aged 15 months.

Dundee People’s Journal 1st March 1919

WILSONReported wounded and missing on March 21st, 1918, now officially reported to have died on that date or since, 402994 Sapper Robert Douglas Wilson R.E., Signals, last surviving son of the late Robert Wilson and June Wallace, hotel proprietor, Dundee and Kirriemuir, and beloved husband of Elspeth M’Gregor. – Inserted by his wife and three children, Mrs R. D. Wilson, 115 Rosebery Street, Lochee.

Dundee People’s Journal 17th May 1919

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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